Kendrick Lamar‘s new track The Blacker The Berry was recently shared on the Top Dawg Entertainment YouTube channel, marking a direct departure from the positive vibe of the rapper’s first new single i.

The new song is a strong hip-hop offering that focuses on race-related themes and empowering lyrics over commercial production and irreverence. Kendrick really goes there on The Blacker The Berry and is garnering viral conversation (and praise) as a hip-hop hero for doing so.

Listen to Lamar’s fiery new track, above.